Arkansas, like 44 other states, gets an “F” for its medical pricing transparency from one report, but a statewide effort could raise the score and help consumers better understand what various medical procedures will cost.
Those who spoke Tuesday morning (July 14) at the opening ceremony for a six-mile piece of Interstate 49 through Chaffee Crossing east of Fort Smith had a common theme: It’s a great start worth celebrating, but more money and concrete is needed to link the short stretch into a major national highw
City employees packed the room at Tuesday’s (July 14) study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors in which reinstatement of a business license fee, a reduction in non-uniformed employee retirement contributions and cuts to the city’s animal control services were options on the table to hel
The agreement early Tuesday between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions put foreign policy back into the political debate and drew a strong rebuke from the state’s congressional delegation.
Wranglings over Iran and Cuba were at the forefront of the debate this week among the state’s Congressional delegation. Also, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced a bill dealing with illegal immigration in the aftermath of a brutal murder in San Francisco earlier this month.
After a more than two hour executive session, the Fort Smith Board of Directors on Friday (July 10) voted 7-0 to named Jeff Dingman the acting city administrator following the surprise resignation Friday morning of City Administrator Ray Gosack.
Nathan LaFrance, who won 2% of the vote running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian in 2014, announced on Facebook Wednesday that he is campaigning for the 3rd District congressional seat against U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday (July 6) announced the members of the Career Education and Workforce Development Board, which replaced the State Board of Career Education at the Department of Career Education.
The number of enrollees in the Medicaid private option reached 218,376 at the end of June, an increase of about 4,000 from May, when it totaled 214,461. The number of Arkansans deemed eligible reached 254,749 in May, an increase from 250,799 in April.
Fort Smith attorney and former Fort Smith Public School Board member Joey McCutchen is pushing back against the effort to change the Southside High School mascot. He says ending use of the Rebel mascot “will not do anything to improve race relations.”
Fort Smith Attorney Shannon Blatt will seek the Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge (Division III). She is a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and has practiced law in Sebastian County for more than 17 years.
Members of the U.S. Supreme Court ventured far into the debate about the overall legality of the death penalty in a Monday (June 29) ruling that Oklahoma could continue with its process to carry out lethal injections. The 5-4 opinion in Glossip v.